Guide to the UNSW Canberra Handbooks


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Manuscript Name UNSW Canberra Handbooks
Manuscript Number -
Last Updated March 2018
Extent 5 boxes in LC run
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Digitised versions of UNSW Canberra Handbooks 1968 – 2017.

Collection Subject Type

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content 

The Handbooks cover the first 50 years of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at the Faculty of Military Studies, University of New South Wales at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and then at University College, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (later UNSW Canberra) covering the period 1968 -2017.

The Handbooks were digitised for the 50th anniversary of UNSW Canberra celebrated in February 2018. The digitisation was a joint project between UNSW Sydney Library, UNSW Canberra Academy Library Special Collections and UNSW Sydney Records and Archives. Hard copies of the Handbooks are held in Special Collections and Records and Archives.

The University of New South Wales presence in Canberra began when Agreements were signed in July 1967 to provide UNSW undergraduate courses at the RAN College (RANC), Jervis Bay, and to create the Faculty of Military Studies (FMS) at the Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon. The relationship between UNSW and Defence was initially intended to be short-term with hopes that Duntroon would be an autonomous degree-granting institution within ten years and possibly incorporate undergraduate teaching at the other two Service academies.

These Handbooks contain much more than the academic syllabus for UNSW courses offered in Canberra. They list the rules for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and awards. There is also information on Military and Academic staff, outlines of both organisations, military training information, more general information for students on educational qualifications, the Library and other facilities, a calendar for the relevant year and information on RMC's history and in later Handbooks on ADFA, including the Agreement with Defence.

Note: From 1986-1999 the Academic and Military Syllabus were published separately. The ADFA Handbooks (not digitised) from 1986 - 1999 contain the Military Syllabus. Hard copies of the ADFA Handbook for the years 1986 to 1998 are held in Special Collections shelf location: U704.C2 and may be requested for viewing in the reading room.

From 2010 onwards the UNSW Canberra Handbook was published in online format only, as webpages and is archived on the UNSW website.

Date Range of Content 

1968 -2017

Biographical Note 

In 1968 UNSW Canberra was known as the Faculty of Military Studies, University of New South Wales, Royal Military College, Duntroon, and in 1986 it became University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy. It became UNSW Canberra in 2012. Initially it provided courses for Army Cadets at Duntroon and then, in 1986 became part of the tri-service Academy teaching Midshipmen and Cadets from the Navy, Army and Air Force. From the start both military and civilian post graduate students were enrolled but it was not until 2016 that civilian undergraduate students were able to enter the Engineering courses. When the ADFA campus opened teaching was re-located from RMC, RANC and Point Cook to ADFA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force_Academy#UNSW_Canberra_at_ADFA

Related Material

UNSW Canberrra Degree Conferral Booklets 1971-2017

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

Copying: Copying of material is approved for private study and research.

This collection contains copyright material. Copyright is held by the UNSW. Digitised material is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of UNSW. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Contents

This is a virtual collection with contents being sourced from both UNSW Sydney Records and Archives and UNSW Canberra Academy Library Special Collections for the 50th anniversary celebrations.

1968      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1969      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1970      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1971      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1972      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1973      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1974      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1975      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1976      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1977      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1978      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1979      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1980      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1981      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1982      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1983      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1984      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

1985      RMC/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military Syllabus included]           Uni Archives

Note: From 1986-1999 the Academic and Military Syllabus were published separately. The ADFA Handbooks (not digitised) from 1986 - 1999 contain the Military Syllabus. Hard copies of the ADFA Handbook for the years 1986 to 1998 are held in Special Collections shelf location: U704.C2 and may be requested for viewing in the reading room.

1986      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1987      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1988      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1989      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1990      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1991      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1992      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1993      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1994      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1995      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1996      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1997      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1998      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

1999      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           U704.C2

2000      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2001      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2002      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2003      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2004      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2005      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2006      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2007      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2008      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

2009      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic and Military syllabus included]               U704.C2

Note: From 2010 onwards the UNSW Canberra handbook was incorporated into the main UNSW Handbook and published in online format only as webpages. There is not a hard copy. The webpages are archived on the UNSW website. The military syllabus is not included in these webpages. The Special Collections do not hold the Military syllabus or ADFA Handbook from 2010 onwards.             

2010      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2011      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2012      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2013      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2014      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2015      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2016      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web

2017      ADFA/UNSW Canberra Handbook [Academic syllabus only]           web